Plymouth, NC 27962


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Welcome to The Law Office of D. Cole Phelps, PLLC

Servicing: Beaufort, Bertie, Chowan, Hyde, Martin, Pitt, Tyrrell, and Washington Counties

April 26, 2022

It is with tremendous pride that The Law Office of D. Cole Phelps, PLLC announces that Ms. Shanicia Young will be joining our team as an Associate Attorney in the Fall of 2022.

“I am very excited to have a fellow Legal Eagle join the team to help further the Firm’s commitment to serving Eastern North Carolina.  It is inspiring to see a young person like Ms. Young, who was born and raised in Washington County, go off to college, obtain her degree and come back home to serve the region.  It is important that we provide our clients with a diverse perspective on issues that impact their daily lives and are important to their well-being.  Shanicia is an extremely talented young person who will strengthen our firm and provide valuable skills to our clients,” stated Attorney D. Cole Phelps.

Shanicia Young’s experiences as a native of Northeastern North Carolina provide her with a unique perspective of this region.  Seven years ago, Attorney Phelps began mentoring Ms. Young when she joined our firm as a high school intern.  She accelerated through the ranks while furthering her education. She attended Campbell University where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science.  In May 2022, she will graduate from North Carolina Central University School of Law and thereafter sit for the North Carolina Bar Exam.

“It has always been a personal goal to return to my community and provide better access to justice.  I am excited to be joining the firm as an Associate Attorney and cannot wait to continue my legal career where it began,” said Ms. Young.

"It all started with a DREAM."

Attorney Phelps has always believed in giving back to the community that gave him so much.  He dreamed of returning to his home county to open his own law firm. On October 18, 2013, The Law Office of D. Cole Phelps, PLLC was established in Plymouth, Washington County, North Carolina.

Our firm serves the following counties: Beaufort, Bertie, Chowan, Hyde, Martin, Pitt, Tyrrell, and Washington. On some occasions, we will travel to other counties.

Our practice areas include: traffic tickets, criminal matters (misdemeanors and felonies), expungements of criminal records, estate planning, establishing a small business, family law matters, debt collection, and real estate matters. Learn more about our practice areas by clicking on our practice areas tab above.

Client Testimonials

Family Law

Have you and your spouse decided to go your separate ways? Do you have children that will be impacted as a result of the separation and/or divorce? Are you familiar with the laws for divorce, child custody, and child support in North Carolina?

Estate Planning

The unexpected could happen at any time. Are you prepared? Who do you want to have your belongings if something unexpectedly happens to you?

Establishing a Small Business

Have you thought about forming a small business? Have you thought about forming a partnership, a limited liability corporation (LLC), a professional limited liability corporation (PLLC), or corporation? Do you know the requirements that you must comply with for your business to be legal under North Carolina law?

Traffic Tickets

Since our location is close to the Outer Banks, we see a number of individuals who have been pulled over and given a traffic citation on their way to vacation. If that’s you, you should get an attorney immediately. If you simply pay off your ticket, it is the same as pleading guilty, and can have a disastrous long-term effect on your driving history and insurance rates.

Real Estate

For many people, the purchase of a home is the single largest transaction they will ever encounter. We can provide you with professional assistance through all aspects of a residential real estate transaction. Our residential real estate team has extensive experience in residential transactions for individuals and developers.

Criminal Law

Are you familiar with how the criminal justice system works? Are you aware of certain constitutional rights that you have? Have you been accused of committing a misdemeanor or felony in North Carolina?